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Courts disagree on ACA exchanges, subsidies and employer mandates — The Staffing Stream

July 23, 2014

The second most important federal court in the United States released a decision that may practically dismantle several essential parts of the Affordable Care Act, writes George Reardon in The Staffing Stream. If it is not reversed or modified, the decision will eliminate individual health insura...

Confidence index hits record high for US manufacturing workers; clerical workers’ confidence also rises

July 23, 2014

Confidence levels among U.S. manufacturing and logistics workers reached a record high in the second quarter of 2014, while office and administrative worker confidence also increased in the quarter, according to Randstad.The Randstad manufacturing and logistics employee confidence index rose to a...

Small businesses’ average paychecks see first increase of the year

July 23, 2014

The average paycheck for small business employees edged up 0.2 percent this month, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for July. This is the first time in 2014 that the average paycheck has increased after being flat or slightly down the rest of the year. However, the ave...

CTG revenue falls 6%

July 22, 2014

CTG (NASD: CTG), a Buffalo, N.Y.-based information technology services company, reported second-quarter revenue fell 6.3 percent year over year to $100.3 million. Second quarter results reflected lower revenue in CTG's healthcare and staffing businesses in North America. Earnings in the quarter a...

ASA staffing index up over year

July 22, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the U.S. staffing industry rose 3.88 percent for the week of July 7 to July 13 compared to the same week last year. The index value rose to a level 97.25.The index fell 0.47 percent over the last 4 weeks.

Report ranks largest engineering staffing firms

July 22, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released this year’s report on the largest U.S. engineering staffing firms. The report includes 19 staffing firms with 2013 temporary staffing revenue of $50 million or more generated in the engineering segment.The 19 firms in the report combined to generate $5.1 billio...

SMB firms: 33% to hire contract and permanent workers

July 22, 2014

A new SMB Job Generation Outlook survey by executive search firm Lucas Group found that 33 percent of small and midsize businesses plan to hire a combination of contract and permanent employees in the next quarter. And 7 percent plan to hire only contract employees in the next quarter — the lowes...

Quote of the week: Flex economy

July 22, 2014

“Did I have to push myself beyond my comfort zone? Absolutely,” InsuranceNewsNet quoted consultant Ruth Wepfer as saying in a story about workers in the flex economy. “But I love the flexibility. I love going to work at 4 in the morning and taking my kid out for ice cream at 3 in the afternoon.”...

Blog: Your double is in the building

July 22, 2014

For years, one of the reasons some companies have been shy about using remote contingent workers is the inability to connect with them visually. Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses Double Robotics’ telepresence robot, which provides a physical presence at work for those who can't be...

ManpowerGroup revenue rises 6%

July 21, 2014

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) reported revenue rose 5.6 percent (3.7 percent in constant currency) in the second quarter to $5.32 billion, aided by an improved hiring environment in Europe. U.S. revenue at the Milwaukee-based staffing firm also rose year over year in the second quarter ended June 30....